Arrival into the UK
Are you looking for help with bringing your pets to the UK?
Airpets offer customs clearance for pet dogs and cats under the Pet Travel Scheme into the UK from 3rd countries (outside the EU). We have professional knowledge and facilities to make the entire pet import process easy and stress-free for both you and your pet. All you need to do is complete our customs clearance quote application form.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine so long as they conform to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without significance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from this page and all latest home elevators the scheme can be on the official DEFRA internet site.
For dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK from any European or “listed” third country the key differences are that the current requirement to carry out a rabies blood test followed by a four-month wait before entry into the UK will no longer be required. For a pet import under the EU Pet Passport Scheme quote – Please click here
Dogs, cats and pet ferrets entering the UK from an EU or ‘listed’third country from 1st January 2012 must: have the following completed in this exact order:
Vaccinated against rabies
Have waited 21 days after vaccination before entering the UK
Hold an EU Pet Passport or EU Veterinary Certificate (Annex 2)
Tapeworm Treatment(dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) should be treated for tapeworm. The therapy must be administered by way of a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and less than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is necessary for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from the non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by way of a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and take to your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information can be located on the official DEFRA web page
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:
Give you a pre check of documentation just before leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to our kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to match during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk inside our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The main cause for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is really a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the additional time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must be housed within an IATA approved kennel that is suited to how big is your dog being transported. Food and water must be contained in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) could be allowed to complete yourself.
Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every part of the world so generally, your pet should have the ability to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this is what you should like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be thought about with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight section of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t maintain two places at the same time! If you’re organized attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left awaiting longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to move, particularly if you have all your own luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you will have no usage of your pet from enough time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not be able to see your pets before they’re taken for their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to support this whenever possible.
We are happy to meet up clients who are travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies most of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check and check how big your pet and travel kennel beforehand, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the afternoon of travel with this type of shipment. The single most common basis for these eleventh hour problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these types of issues, we will sometimes ask you often times if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is nearly easy to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled into the UK in a specific size kennel may not have the ability to travel back out in the exact same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and so the message listed here is that if you’re unsure please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a adequate fit.